RPD goes to congress in August
7/8/2008 5:00:12 PM -
THE REFORMED Patriotic Democrats (RPD) has completed all ten regional congresses to the admiration of the Electoral Commission (EC), which issued it with a certificate on March 14, 2008 to operate as a fully-fledged political party in Ghana.
Following, Interim national chairman, Mr. Kwabena Adjei also known as Bambaata has confirmed that RPD's National Delegates Congress has been scheduled for August 2, 2008 in Kumasi .
The delegates would elect the party's flagbearer and national executive officers from among prominent traditional chiefs, businessmen, transport owners, timber merchants and professionals including doctors and lawyers, engineers and top journalists, he says.
Bambata, said 75% of the youth who have sacrificed to sustain the NPP feel sidelined while the elderly enjoy the fruits of their labour.
The youth are peeved and that the RPD is another way of reminding the NPP leadership of the sacrifices of the youth.
'The youth have sacrificed enough for the old faces to enjoy' he said and stated, 'the trend must change'. According to Bambaata, most sympathizers of the RPD are bitter because the NPP government did not recognize their efforts in consolidating the gains for the party.
The National chairman of RPD has declared that the RPD would go solo to get the mandate of the electorate and that it will not enter into any electoral alliance with any political party.
'There will be no alliance with the NPP neither will we go along with the NDC nor the CPP or any other political party, existing or yet to be formed' Bambaata told The Chronicle in an interview.
According to him since the RPD was going to determine the outcome of the 2008 election there was no way the new party would align itself with other parties.
'We have the support of the youth from all the parties including the NPP and NDC to influence the outcome of the December elections', he said
The Interim chairman reiterated the commitment of the party, said to be youth-centred, to the concerns of the Ghanaian youth saying the party would work for all who made huge sacrifices for the growth of the NPP but have been marginalized.